Air Quality

Learning to Speak Lichen: Lichen Walk n’ Talk About Air Quality & Climate

Aug 22 2020 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Join us to learn about your lichen neighbours, and how to translate what they’re telling us about our urban environment. Not sure what a lichen is? Come and find out! We’ll introduce you to a few of your common (and uncommon) lichen neighbours, and discuss why we think listening to urban lichens is important.

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Location

Edmonton , AB

Lichens as Biomonitors for Urban Air Quality & Climate

Aug 20 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Find out what using lichens as biomonitors for the climate and air pollution is all about. 

Lichens, a symbiotic partnership between algae and fungi, are excellent (and inexpensive!) biomonitors for telling us about climate change and pollution - and Edmonton is ripe to start using them. 

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Urban Trees: Improving Air Quality in Our Neighbourhoods

Jul 28 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join the Tomorrow Foundation (virtually) for Urban Trees: Improving Air Quality in Our Neighbourhoods.

What role do urban trees play in removing air pollution from our neighbourhoods? Anyone interested in air quality, neighbourhoods, planning or urban environments is encouraged to attend this event. Read more about Urban Trees: Improving Air Quality in Our Neighbourhoods

Urban freight is the next frontier for climate action in Canada

New Pembina Institute report addresses increase in online shopping, population growth and congestion

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Truck Traffic

Photo: Roberta Franchuk, Pembina Institute

TORONTO — To drive down greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate costly inefficiencies, an increased focus on urban freight and collaboration across municipalities and industry is critical, according to a new report from the Pembina Institute.  Read more about Urban freight is the next frontier for climate action in Canada

Call for Members: CASA Air Quality Management Symposium Working Group

Initiative: 
Air Quality Management Symposium—CAAQS in Alberta
Position: 
ENGO Members (2)
Application Deadline: 
21 Jan 2020

Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAAQS) are the driver for air quality management across Canada. To date, CAAQS have been developed for sulphur dioxide (SO2), fine particulate matter (PM2.5), and ozone (O3) and NO2. Industry associations, non-governmental organizations, and Indigenous organizations participate in the development and review of CAAQS. CAAQS are reviewed every five years to ensure they are stringent enough to protect human health and the environment. The CAAQS for ozone are currently under review. Read more about Call for Members: CASA Air Quality Management Symposium Working Group

Call for Delegate: Air & Atmospheric Deposition Technical Advisory Committee, Oil Sands Monitoring Program

Initiative: 
Air & Atmospheric Deposition Technical Advisory Committee
Position: 
ENGO Member
Application Deadline: 
8 Nov 2019

In December 2017, the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that renewed each Government’s commitment to monitoring environmental impacts of oil sands development through the Oil Sands Monitoring Program (OSMP). The MOU established the mutual intentions of both governments to continue to collaborate and be accountable for the design and implementation of an integrated monitoring, evaluation and reporting system. It also confirmed the joint commitment to revise and establish, in cooperation with Indigenous Communities in the oil sands region, effective mechanisms for Indigenous participation in the design, implementation and governance of the monitoring system. This includes development of a comprehensive, ongoing agreement (the Operational Framework Agreement, finalized September 21, 2018) that defines the governance and implementation model to guide the decision-making structure and processes, roles and responsibilities, and the monitoring, research mandate, and objectives of the OSMP. Read more about Call for Delegate: Air & Atmospheric Deposition Technical Advisory Committee, Oil Sands Monitoring Program

100 Debates on the Environment

Oct 3 2019 (All day)

As both the Federal Election race and the climate heat up, it is crucially important to find out where the parties, and where your local candidates stand on the environment. Across the country, local organizers are holding non-partisan, all-candidates forums focusing on environmental issues on or around October 3.  The national 100 Debates on the Environment initiative is being co-ordinated by GreenPAC, with support from Équiterre in Quebec.

Debates currently planned for Alberta:

Banff-Airdrie | 7:00-9:00 PM
Town of Canmore Council Chambers | 902 7 Avenue, Canmore
Bow Valley Naturalists | Bow Valley Climate Action | Canmore Commons
Facebook

Calgary-Centre | 6:00-8:00 PM
Marda Loop Communities Association | 3130 16 Street SW, Calgary
Calgary Climate Hub | Engineers without Borders - Calgary Chapter
Facebook

Calgary-Confederation | 7:00-9:15 PM
AWA Cottage School | 455 12 Street NW, Calgary
Alberta Wilderness Association
Facebook

Edmonton-Strathcona | 7:00-9:00 PM
Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) E1-007 | University of Alberta, Edmonton
University of Alberta - 100 Debates on the Environment Group
Facebook | Livestream

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Location

various locations , AB

Call for Nominations: Air Quality Management System Advisory Group

Initiative: 
Air Quality Management System Advisory Group, Air Management Committee
Position: 
Non-government or Indigenous Organization Representative
Application Deadline: 
23 Aug 2019

CCME’s Air Management Committee is requesting nominations for one representative from a non-government or Indigenous organization to participate in the Air Quality Management System Advisory Group. The group provides advice on the ongoing implementation, improvement and operation of the Air Quality Management System.

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Canada-California clean transportation agreement is a win for drivers and industry

Pembina Institute reacts to the federal government’s transportation agreement with California

OTTAWA— Isabelle Turcotte, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the announcement of the Canada-California transportation MOU: Read more about Canada-California clean transportation agreement is a win for drivers and industry

Call for Comments: draft ambient air quality guidelines for Total Reduced Sulphur

Initiative: 
Proposed ambient air quality guideline - Total Reduced Sulphur (TRS)
Deadline: 
15 Mar 2019

Alberta Environment and Parks has posted their draft Ambient Air Quality Guidelines for Total Reduced Sulphur (TRS).

Comments, questions or suggestions regarding the content of this ambient air quality guideline can be emailed or forwarded to:

Email: [email protected]

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